A phabine pigeon (Aves:Columbidae) from Oligo-Miocene Australia

@article{Worthy2012APP,
  title={A phabine pigeon (Aves:Columbidae) from Oligo-Miocene Australia},
  author={T. Worthy},
  journal={Emu - Austral Ornithology},
  year={2012},
  volume={112},
  pages={23 - 31}
}
  • T. Worthy
  • Published 2012
  • Biology
  • Emu - Austral Ornithology
Abstract A fossil coracoid from Late Oligocene deposits at Riversleigh, north-western Queensland, is described as a new genus and species of pigeon (Aves: Columbidae), which, based on a unique set of shared characters, is most closely allied to the Australian bronzewings, and Phaps in particular. This, the first described fossil pigeon from pre-Quaternary deposits of Australia, demonstrates that phabine pigeons were present in the Late Oligocene to Early Miocene (c. 26–24 million years ago… Expand
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